Asia's Cash-Short Consumers Clean Out Their Closets

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Handbag heaven In every size shape and designer label - the Hong Kong fascination with these luxury goods epitomizes the aspirations of Asia's rising middle class. But can they afford it? This shop Milan Station buys handbags from customers who want to trade in and/or trade up to another design. And at Yes Lady finance a trade in 'purse-backed' loans with consumers who need fast cash for other things temporarily pawning their designer handbags. Even if the bag belongs to a wife.